It may not be on Christmas Day but Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) is offering five golden opportunities to join one of their ships on a short festive cruise this month. New fares make all these departures, from the London Cruise Terminal in Tilbury, even more affordable. Many fares start from only £99pp and on four of the sailings there are no single supplements.
Marco Polo sails 9 December for 5 nights visiting Rotterdam, then cruising along the River Seine to medieval Rouen and Honfleur in Normandy, both these delightful towns have Christmas markets. Fares from £149pp with no single supplements.
Columbus sails 11 December for a quick two nights away on board CMV’s flagship, a holiday in itself. Visiting Amsterdam. Fares from £99pp with no single supplements
Magellan sails 12 December on a short two nights calling into Antwerp where the ship will be moored just a few yards from the famous Grote Markt and its Christmas Market. Excellent beers, chocolates and unusual souvenirs make ideal Christmas gifts. Fares from £99pp and no single supplements.
Columbus sails 13 December on a 4 nights cruise visiting Hamburg in Germany, which has one of the very best Christmas Markets in Europe, and a stop in Amsterdam for sightseeing and shopping. Fares from £199pp and no single supplements.
Finally, Columbus sets off again 17 December with two different visits to Antwerp and Amsterdam. Fares are from £129pp.
The fares quoted are based on two people sharing a twin inner cabin and include delicious full board cuisine, afternoon teas and late night snacks, complimentary tea & coffee 6am to midnight, big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes, daytime activities and leisure facilities, porterage of luggage, port to cabin and port taxes. For greater convenience CMV operate an automatic tipping system on board, so instead of worrying how much and when to tip, an amount of £7pp per night will be debited to the passenger’s on-board account